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Hi, I have been searching the forums but alot of links are not working. I am looking to make a homemade BBQ sauce that is sweet and tangy and is not really spicey. Would like to have it easy to make and to be a real winner for pork and beef. Any suggestions would be great. Ive got some ribs smokin in the cookshack right now and was planning on using sweet baby rays but would like to add a homecooked touch to them this time. Thanks so much, RIB HEAD
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We have a "best of sauce" collection, but since no one told me it was broke, I couldn't fix it.

The one I'm referencing is in the recipe section, first post. I'll get it fixed.

IF you see a bad link, just send me a PM with the link to the POST and tell me which LINK was broken. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Afternoon Ribhead,

Here are some recipes I posted a few years back that you might like.

If you like "tangy" BBQ sauce, here are a couple you might enjoy. The first is the original and comes from Rich Davis and Shifra Stein in their book "All about BBQ." The second is my variation.

Both have been really popular when I've served them.

Heres how the original goes:

32oz ketchup
32oz cider vinegar
8oz BBQ seasoning ( Seemed like too much for me. I use 2 or three oz. It's easier to add than take out.)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
6 Tbs worchestershire sause (wouldn't use anything but Lee&Perrins)
6 Tbs A-1 sauce
Mix and simmer for 5 min (optional)
Makes about 1/2 gal.

I love it, but my wife thinks it's a little hot. Come to think of it, she thinks bananas are hot. Big Grin

Here's my take on it:

I adjust the original to my taste by:

Adding 2 or 3 Tbs light brown sugar
Adding 2 Tbs honey
Adding 3 Tbs raspberry preserves ( I use sugar-free because that's what's in the house)
1 or 2 tsp smoked Chipotle powder (again to taste)

It's nicely hotter and sweeter than the original. The raspberry preserves add just a touch of fruit, that folks can't quite place but really like.
Oh, I was headed to bed, a thought came to me....don't know if it's 'legal' or not, but since I have the "Best of Sauces, 2004" in a WORD file (52 pages), IF someone wanted a copy of it, I COULD email it to them (as an interim step until the link can get put back together).

Let me know if 1) that's ok to do, and 2)anyone has interest. Mike

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